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Can Not Run Programs Under One User

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#1 nixgod


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Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:06 PM

I am tryign to help my friend with his laptop running xp pro. he had alot of problems with it. he put on a bucnh of programs to try and fix it himself. he installed tweakxp and tweak ui on the computer. I think using these programs he did something to his login. whenever a program is clicked the error this operation has been canceled due to restrictions on the computer. contact your system administrator. he is set as an admin on the computer. I logged in as admin and made sure that his right were fine. i uninstalled both tweakxp and tweak ui but he still gets that error. i could not do a restore back to another date. the other logins on the computer work fine.

another issue is i do not se a folder associated with his login name. if he is user1 there is now user1 folder under documents and setting. user1 appears under the user accounts in the control panel. there is a folder under doc and settinf fr a username that does not have a login or show up under the user accounts. under users in computer management the mystery user shows up but not the user1 login.

is there any way to get user1 working again. or shoudl i just remove that user from the accounts and also te mystery user folder


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:43 AM

There probably is a way to get user1 working again, but I think it will be a lot less hassle to create a new user account, copy any important documents over from the old user1 account, and then delete user1.
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:20 AM

When an account is created, it's folder is given the name that's chosen for the account. If you rename the account, the folder name will not change (FYI - this causes a lot of problems with workgroup access). You'll likely find his stuff under a different folder name (such as HP_Administrator, Owner, HP_Owner, etc). Browse around a bit (with your friend available) to locate his stuff. Don't forget to check the All Users account for stuff that's "Shared" (although this shouldn't be his account).

Further FYI - when Windows creates an account, it melds the stuff in the All Users account and the Default User account to create the new account (so, in effect you're using 2 accounts with 2 desktops, etc).

All this being said, here's a link on how to migrate stuff from the corrupted profile to the new profile: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151
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